06-14-2016 11:45 AM
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  1. Domestoboto92x's Avatar
    The whole "I like the iPhone because it just works" is kind of played out now. My Note 5 and S7 Edge just work without any problems now too. Android phones and the the current OS have come a long way.
    Yeah,... No. In my country, people still think iPhones are still the superior device, in terms of camera, apps, and accessories; and basically if you can't afford an iPhone everyone will get a phone that sorta, kinda looks like it, hence Lenovo, Oppo, Xiaomi, Huawei, and all other iOS-aping software and hardware makers (look at Oppo F1, that's a 6S doppelganger!) Even worse, they go and make them look like iPhones in the software. Android phones are stigmatised as inferior devices to iOS, reserved to the cheap ones or absolute nerds...
    05-30-2016 10:56 AM
  2. Centralboy545's Avatar
    Yeah,... No. In my country, people still think iPhones are still the superior device, in terms of camera, apps, and accessories; and basically if you can't afford an iPhone everyone will get a phone that sorta, kinda looks like it, hence Lenovo, Oppo, Xiaomi, Huawei, and all other iOS-aping software and hardware makers (look at Oppo F1, that's a 6S doppelganger!) Even worse, they go and make them look like iPhones in the software. Android phones are stigmatised as inferior devices to iOS, reserved to the cheap ones or absolute nerds...
    Well I don't know what world u stay in but the public on planet earth disagree with you.
    05-30-2016 07:47 PM
  3. Marienbad's Avatar
    Yeah,... No. In my country, people still think iPhones are still the superior device, in terms of camera, apps, and accessories; and basically if you can't afford an iPhone everyone will get a phone that sorta, kinda looks like it, hence Lenovo, Oppo, Xiaomi, Huawei, and all other iOS-aping software and hardware makers (look at Oppo F1, that's a 6S doppelganger!) Even worse, they go and make them look like iPhones in the software. Android phones are stigmatised as inferior devices to iOS, reserved to the cheap ones or absolute nerds...
    I can totally feel you, it's same here in the Philippines too, except that Samsung is now peg just as good as iPhone is. My brother who works for Google got himself the iPhone 6s (in replacement of his Nexus) out of curiosity (and partly because I talked him to it hahaha) and now he just hates it. I told him to get the 6P instead, but he said, too big a phone. As for me, I keep both, I just love looking at iPhone's straightforward, sleek, and sexy design but I can't live without the flexibility that Android gives me.
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    05-30-2016 10:27 PM
  4. Hamsterstyle1's Avatar
    Dear friends, over the last year of owning a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 I've come to know you all too well. In fact, these posts mark the first time after a decade of tech forum browsing--I ever actually posted. You saw me during the Halcyon Days when my screen kept freezing; through my malfunctioning Bluetooth; bad video streaming; this list goes on. Actually, too long. For a shining 4 months, I had nary a complaint--then I got an email from my boss saying if I didn't return his next call I'd be fired. Horrified, I attempted to call him, and realized despite having 1-2ish bars it would not connect. Thus began this last month of wrestling with AT&T over connectivity issues. They sent me a Microcell, which over course worked immediately with my Wife's 5s, but was rejected by my Note 5 like a bad transplant. AT&T said they could send me yet another device (6th), but I relented. Surely this could be fixed. But I missed more calls and said, oh hell, bring on the dancing replacement.

    It came. And also sucked. Never connected to Microcell, missed texts and calls--with the added bonus of having a keyboard that stuttered even when I factory Reseted, before installing a single app. I realized in my quest for customization, to better serve my flights of fancy--I comprimised the things I need a phone to do 100% of the time I pick it up: like pick up calls and receive texts. You know, be a phone. I then asked when would this much vaunted 6.0 update hit Samsung phones for AT&T. Turns out it had! But only for the S7. Really, Samsung? Sending back 6 phones, with Fed-Ex misdelivering 3 (yes THREE--then tried to accuse me of stealing them, whole other epic rant), and you are holding an update that might fix my woes HOSTAGE? DO they think I would marginally upgrade just to have a working phone? Did I mention I changed my google pass per their request before Factory Resetting. You in the know are likely cringing--if you're not--take away this if nothing else: Changing any google pass locks you out of every Android device for 3 days if you then do a Factory Reset. 72 hours. This was the final disgrace. Also, I might get fired.

    I've gone back to iPhone. Yes, boo me if you must. The iPhone 6s Plus is undoubtedly boring: I miss my Pen, multi-tasking windows, widgets, and that glorious, glorious Camera. But I sure as HELL don't miss a stuttering keyboard. Even when they didnt stutter, they were lagging. Something I hadnt noticed till using the buttery texting of an iPhone again. As for the Microcell, I dont even know if it works as I get 4 bars in my house and have it on wi-fi calling. As for the gaming thing, to be honest--thats where Ive seen the least difference. Surprising, since all articles are practically frothing to place iPhone 6s as #1 in gaming. But in phone quality--both sound and, uhm, GETTING THEM.--iPhone just demolishes the Note 5. Texting as well. And the Battery. Holy crap. What good is Fast-charging when the thing ticks faster than a clock MacGruber is disarming? Anyways, its been three days and while I miss my Note--all I'll say is this: Havent missed a call or a text, and it hasn't even occured to me to reboot the phone or clear a cache.

    --until Google releases the Mightiest Phone to ever track us like Dogs
    Hammy
    06-11-2016 03:32 AM
  5. Roguefoxx's Avatar
    Unfortunate you had all of those issues. I haven't experienced any whatsoever. No stuttering of the keyboard, no missing phone calls or texts (if I were I would have to give it up too as it's for work), it's actually been quite an amazing phone and a delight to use. I certainly wish AT&T would officially release MM, but I did a sideload of it and it's still been as smooth and stable as ever. I also own an Iphone 6s plus that has service as well, although it usually just sits on my desk as a really expensive paper weight. Every once in a while I'll use it because I'm paying for it, and it is a great phone and IOS is always buttery smooth, I just don't feel it competes with the features of my Note 5, which is also buttery smooth.
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    06-11-2016 07:08 AM
  6. faith3935's Avatar
    Dang that sucks that you had to deal with that. iOS is too locked down for me personally and I can't stand the lack of features. Android at least gives me options to do what I want. The bright side of iOS is iTunes and OS updates. Youll find more music, movies and TV shows on iTunes than you would on Google Play and Apple tends to update there products for at least 3-4 years. I wouldnt mine using iOS but not as a daily driver.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-11-2016 07:51 AM
  7. billykac's Avatar
    Never experienced the issues you had.
    Congrats on finding a phone that works for you!
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    06-11-2016 07:52 AM
  8. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    No issues other that bluetooth radiol failed....sent to samsung, replaced PBA at no cost to me. Sorry you had those issue. I too have an iPhone 6S Plus, love it.....but would never be happy with it along, love my Note too much!

    We'll see you back....they always come back! :-D

    Chris
    06-11-2016 11:30 AM
  9. Hamsterstyle1's Avatar
    I feel like I broke the cardinal rule and insulted Android or the device. I miss my Note 5 terribly. Don't believe the articles about not detecting the difference between screens. In fact, don't believe the articles about anything--everything that was supposedly to be better in iPhone isn't and vice versa. The Gaming was the most the shicking--Asphault 8 (which I only play to seee performance, hate that game) had an ever-so marginal improvement. Every damn article says iPhone 6s destroys Note 5. Perhaps I read non iphone 6s plus articles. Anyways, if I ever got a Note 5 that worked properly--I would have NEVER switched. Especially the price, yikes. Unfortunately, I fell for AT&T's mind game BS of working crap out for the first 14 days and never had another crack at an actually NEW Galaxy Note 5. I also suspect its something with AT&T, specifically. My buddy has a Verizon one and it runs flawlessly--and he throws all kinds of goofy crap at it. I kept mine so minimal--assiduously deleting 3rd party apps. For whatever reason, the Note 5 and I were doomed. Through out 6 (!) replacements mind you. I would say the only reason I switched, was the connectivity and missed texts were driving me to the brink of madness (the 72 hour google lock out didnt help).

    One other thing. Do NOT believe the hype about the iPhone 6s camera being comparable--not even flippin' close. Immediately, iphone's SS demads all photos cut to that apple resolution and everything taking on a horrible yellow tint. It looks like an okay cell phone camera while Note 5 looked like a pretty damn good actual digital camera. Oh and my s-Pen. I forgot how many screen shots I took and cut with that thing.

    The 3d touch is actually more useful than I thought, but again as a regular s-pen user, I wasn't floored by the functionality. I will say--even compared to my friend's note 5 that works well--Samsung better figure something out as the iphone does the same/ a little more with 2 gig ram an the A9 (except for multi core geek bench score). At some point Samsung needs to bite the bullet with Touch Wiz or maybe move ONE center to the states to integrate software better. Again, this might be just an AT&T thing. Are you satisfied Note 5 users with other carriers?

    -missing split-screen
    06-11-2016 11:49 PM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Is it possible that your issues were more of an AT&T problem? If you and your wife both need a microcell to get connectivity, then perhaps AT&T just has lousy coverage where you live.
    06-11-2016 11:59 PM
  11. Hamsterstyle1's Avatar
    No issues other that bluetooth radiol failed....sent to samsung, replaced PBA at no cost to me. Sorry you had those issue. I too have an iPhone 6S Plus, love it.....but would never be happy with it along, love my Note too much!

    We'll see you back....they always come back! :-D

    Chris
    No doubt on that. I wasnt just beeing cheeky about the Google tracking device. My biggest regret of jumping ship at this point is missing the new google Allo messenger app and its Assitant that looks to be amazing. Most definitely will be back, but I dont think it will be a Samsung.
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    06-12-2016 12:02 AM
  12. Hamsterstyle1's Avatar
    Is it possible that your issues were more of an AT&T problem? If you and your wife both need a microcell to get connectivity, then perhaps AT&T just has lousy coverage where you live.
    I actually just poised that question. Like I said in the follow up, my buddy;s Verizon was fine and he had no sense of 3rd party boundaries or *ahem* app-rehension. I very likely think it may not only be an AT&T thing, but an AT&T Texas thing.
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    06-12-2016 12:06 AM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I actually just poised that question. Like I said in the follow up, my buddy;s Verizon was fine and he had no sense of 3rd party boundaries or *ahem* app-rehension. I very likely think it may not only be an AT&T thing, but an AT&T Texas thing.
    No doubt on that. I wasnt just beeing cheeky about the Google tracking device. My biggest regret of jumping ship at this point is missing the new google Allo messenger app and its Assitant that looks to be amazing. Most definitely will be back, but I dont think it will be a Samsung.
    If I needed a microcell in order to get connectivity no matter what device I had, I'd be looking for a different carrier.
    06-12-2016 12:41 AM
  14. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    If I needed a microcell in order to get connectivity no matter what device I had, I'd be looking for a different carrier.
    Agree with this 100%. . OP didn't mention if this was a work phone or just work trying to get a hold of him. If it was a work phone (which I'm guessing it wasn't), the onus is on your work to get a phone on a different carrier. If not, I could see how different phones might be able to connect in fringes areas, despite the whole microcell fiasco.
    If it was a personal phone and were locked into that carrier, I could see changing phones. I might try a different Android phone first though.
    06-12-2016 08:49 AM
  15. Brad Bilger's Avatar
    I actually just poised that question. Like I said in the follow up, my buddy;s Verizon was fine and he had no sense of 3rd party boundaries or *ahem* app-rehension. I very likely think it may not only be an AT&T thing, but an AT&T Texas thing.
    As a fellow Texan, what part of the state were your problems at? Just curious. I've got a low cell signal at home (one speck), but I've never lost a call or message due to signal strength. Traveling the state, I've always had good coverage.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-12-2016 11:58 AM
  16. jabtano's Avatar
    I came over from a WP bought the 6plus edge this past fall. my wife and daughter use the iPhone. it's ok but the one thing that I really like about the iPhone is they get updated without the bull****. that to me is a major plus I'll see what the new note looks like and the new iPhone this fall. Android updates are crap though I do understand the carrier thing. but hey apple can do it. so should Androids.
    06-13-2016 02:05 PM
  17. cmucodemonkey's Avatar
    Like some others have said, I too am a transplant from Windows Phone. I decided to go with Android over iOS because of a few hardware features my Lumia 735 had that I came to rely upon that were not offered by Apple devices (wireless charging and expandable memory). To me Apple seems to be focused on making high end, pretty devices while Android manufacturers put more emphasis on features.
    06-14-2016 09:59 AM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    Funny that I have 2 people above me who mentioned that they came from Windows Phone, me too (or should I say me three)!

    As said by many others, both have appeal and issues, just a matter of how much you are willing to deal with them. Considering that I came from WP, it's worth mentioning that I like that iOS and Windows Phone/Mobile have internal similarities, and that is probably why I lean that way. The way that the battery is optimized in iOS (as least for my SE), it reminds me of how great battery life has been with my Windows Phone experience.

    Android is not "hard to use", but iOS requires less steps to do things. At least with how I use my phone anyway. As a casual user, I hate having to charge my phone daily out of normal usage. A day and some is what I'm used to. I haven't seen that with any of the Androids I have tried. I know that it exists, but unfortunately, that has been hard to find in my size preference for phones.

    On iOS, I also like how it easy it is to use alternative services for Mail and iCloud. It's easy to change for uploads but not as easy for email on Android. Anyway, I like the customization that Android offers a lot, and that is why I still try Android phones.

    To go from having some customization (WP) to barely any (iOS) is a shock and a challenge. With WP and Android, you and 5 other people can have phones from the same system but they can look different and/or unique on the outside and inside! I really like that. I'll love to have a phone that is nice looking to me, unique to an extent, battery life that works for me, and decent cameras. At least those are my hopes and desires. With iOS, your case is pretty much what you got.
    06-14-2016 11:45 AM
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